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Build Your Portfolio

Course Duration

4 days

Launch Date

October 2021

This 4 day portfolio-building course, for 16-18 year olds, will help you to create a diverse range of work and build the skills you need to present a creative portfolio during college and university interviews.

If you need to build your creative portfolio in preparation for university interviews, this course will guide you through a range of subjects and small projects that will help you create work you can be proud to show your prospective university. You will also have the opportunity to photograph any 3D work professionally and learn how to present your work and discuss it with confidence.

This course will run from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 10am-4pm on campus.

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Enhance your portfolio with new work created in a range of the following subjects:

  • Digital Photography
  • Illustration
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Surface Pattern
  • Costume

We are also offering the opportunity for you to gain an Arts Award Bronze, you will have done most of the work in the four days but may need to put in a little extra work to achieve this official qualification.


You must be aged 16 - 18 years and be interested in studying a creative subject at HE level.


To make an application please click the "Apply now" button at the top of this page.

We have limited spaces available for this free course, and competition for places is high. We will be asking you to provide us with a personal statement of why you would like to be allocated a place on this course. Anyone applying must be happy to commit to attending in-person the full duration of this four-day course from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 10am-4pm.

The deadline to apply for this course is 9am on Monday 18 October 2021.

For further information or to request an alternative format please email youngarts@pca.ac.uk


Please note that depending on the government's current COVID-19 guidelines or restrictions at the time, this programme may run as a hybrid of online and on-campus learning. More information will be shared closer to the time that the course is running, but if you have any questions please email schools@pca.ac.uk

We are in close contact with health and education authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the college community and should any further changes be made, you will be notified swiftly. Find out more.